Xplor 2006 MIAMI--Feb. 3, 2006-- Apago Inc., a leading developer of software solutions for the graphic arts and document management industries, today announces PDF Constructor, an elegant document creation solution that allows users to create high-quality PDF files from XML without the complexity and high costs of competitive products. PDF Constructor was designed for companies and organizations that need to produce dynamic personalized documents for Web or print, including letters, forms, statements, brochures, catalogs, business cards, and stationery. Apago will be demonstrating PDF Constructor at the Xplor Exposition in Miami Beach Convention Center, February 3-5, in booth #1793.
"We are pleased to introduce PDF Constructor, which marks Apago's entry into the rapidly growing variable data publishing market," says Dwight Kelly, founder and CEO of Apago Inc. "Whether customers are creating new documents or repurposing existing ones, our solution dynamically generates personalized PDF files for both Web and print from industry-standard XML files."
Companies choose PDF Constructor because it enables them to build dynamic documents using an easy-to-understand XML syntax. This software differs from solutions based on XSL-FO or PDF programming libraries, which can require highly-skilled software engineers for implementation. In addition, PDF Constructor generates the highest-quality PDFs for both Web and print purposes. Other solutions address only a single output type: XSL-FO was designed to create only Web pages in black and white or RGB, whereas PDF Constructor fully supports CMYK, spot colors, and overprinting. PDF libraries require specialized programming or scripting and an in-depth understanding of both PDF and publishing technology versus the XML approach of PDF Constructor, which provides the tools users need in a way that they can easily understand and can master quickly.
Features of PDF Constructor include:
-- Based on industry standards, including XML, PDF, and SVG.
-- Elements can be PDF pages, raster images in TIFF or JPEG formats, "rich" styled text, and SVG vector graphics.
-- A rich set of tools for modifying existing documents.
-- Support for modern PDF technologies, including transparency and layers.
-- The ability to generate high-quality, prepress-ready, color-managed PDF output.
-- A declarative architecture that is not tied to a particular programming language.
PDF Constructor is currently shipping to select customers. Pricing starts at $2,999. For additional information, contact Apago at 770-619-1884.
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